Could the Midlands provide another Britain's Got Talent winner, as auditions come to the region?
The talents of BGT star Arisxandra Libantino are well-known to residents at a Nottingham care home where she performs every Christmas.
The headteacher of Britain's Got Talent sensation Arisxandra Libantino has revealed she's never had a singing lesson.
Simon Cowell had a near miss after volunteering to take part in a knife-throwing act which went wrong during a "Britain's Got Talent" audition in Birmingham.
The boss of the show offered to take part as an 11 year-old contestant's assistant during a heat at the weekend.
The former-X Factor judge stood against a wooden board as the knives were thrown.
The first comfortably missed his body but the second nearly hit the media mogul's shoulder, bouncing off the board and hitting the floor.
Cowell chose to retire after that and shook the boy's hand before leaving the stage.
Fellow judge, Amanda Holden, told the boy, called Edward, "You nearly killed Simon!"
Fellow panellist, David Walliams, added "How much would I have to pay you to throw the knife a little bit nearer?"
A young Britain's Got Talent hopeful from the Midlands hopes he gets his chance to share his singing with the country after today's auditions in Birmingham.
Harrison Grigg, from Market Overton in Rutland, will sing Alexandra Burke's 'Hallelujah' for his audition, and the 12-year-old says he is nervous ahead of his performance.
A 60-year-old belly dancer has said she has only auditioned for Britain's Got Talent to soak up the atmosphere and be around like-minded people.
Victoria Harris has been a dancer for her whole life, and told ITV News Central she does not think she can win, but that she will have fun trying.
A 60-year-old belly dancer has travelled from outside the region to perform in the Birmingham auditions for this year's Britain's Got Talent.
This video shows Victoria Harris perfecting her dance ahead of the audition.
Thousands of performers have attended the Britain's Got Talent auditions currently being held in Birmingham, including this man, who claims to be the fastest pumpkin carver in the world.
This video shows him using just one tool to carve a face into a pumpkin in under 3 minutes 40 seconds.
Auditions for TV's Britain's Got Talent open in Birmingham today, with thousands of people expected to queue up for their shot at stardom.
Open auditions will be held at the ICC from today until Wednesday in a bid to find the next big showbiz talent.
Fans of the Nottingham singer gathered in her school sports hall last night to watch her performance on the ITV show.